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When there was a blockade in Delhi for 375 days

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New Delhi: IANS-CVoter: According to the tracker of issues that dominated the year 2021, over 70 per cent Indians said that the government should be sympathetic to the farmers protesting the three agriculture laws, who spent 375 days in Delhi The highways were virtually blocked.

The government finally bowed when the laws were repealed by Parliament after the prime minister addressed the nation live on television on the holy day of Gurupurab.

The repeal of these laws sent two powerful messages—first that a powerful and resourceful minority can use street politics to get what they want, and second, that real reforms in India are still very difficult.

However, the IANS-CVoter survey indicated that only 31 per cent Indians felt that the laws were against farmers, while over 50 per cent Indians were convinced that the three agricultural laws were actually in the interest of farmers.

No one can deny that there is a dire need of reforms in the agriculture sector. While it now contributes about 15 per cent of India’s GDP, more than two thirds are directly or indirectly dependent on it for livelihood. This is not a permanent condition.

Again, the excessive focus on wheat and rice has led to a peculiar situation where tens of millions of both crops rot in godowns, while other items of agricultural produce are neglected. While legally guaranteeing MSP to all 23 crops will spark debate, both sides agree that Indian farmers are in dire need of permanent reforms in the sector.

Many farmer leaders, especially in Punjab have also entered the electoral fray to try their luck. Attitudes will determine what voters think of these agricultural leaders.

Disclaimer: This is a news published directly from IANS News Feed. With this, the News Nation team has not done any editing of any kind. In such a situation, any responsibility regarding the related news will be of the news agency itself.



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